U of A Announces Schedule for Black History Month 2020
The University of Arkansas will celebrate Black History Month with a slate of events in February, from an interactive film screening to a voter town hall.
A Black Heritage Recital will kick off the month on Feb. 5, featuring music written and performed by African American composers and students. Other notable events include a First Friday celebration with music, trivia and voter registration; a diversity networking mixer; a soul food dinner and panel discussion; a dialogue on African American hair; and a screening of Harriet, a film about Harriet Tubman.
"Black History Month is an important opportunity for all to learn about, acknowledge and celebrate the vibrant culture of African Americans and their unique contributions to our country's history," said Yvette Murphy-Erby, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion. "We look forward to an exciting month of events."
Offices across campus are sponsoring BHM events, including the Multicultural Center, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Black Alumni Society and numerous academic colleges.
The schedule of events is available on the Office for Diversity and Inclusion website.
Angela Mosley-Monts, assistant vice chancellor
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Lisa M. Corrigan, professor of communication, will give the first of four lectures focusing on racism, social justice, and policing hosted by the Pryor Center. It will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Douglas Terrier, chief technologist for NASA, will discuss space technologies at 11:30 a.m. CDT Sept. 23. U of A students will have access to hear the discussion through the university's Rome Center.
Mary Gentile, author of Giving Voice to Values, will speak via Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, as part of the Let's Talk About Integrity and Race program.
Carl Smith will be a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture. He was also awarded the 2020 Green Medal Sustainability Award by Garden Communicators International.
University of Arkansas Greek Life will offer a variety of programs and activities to inform the Greek community on the dangers of hazing.